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POLL QUESTION: Early Voting starts today

Early voting gets underway Monday in Texas, with a cloud of uncertainty looming over Harris County's new election administrator.

The county's top Democrats are asking for DOJ oversight after Texas said it would send election monitors following an audit that found 'serious breaches' in 2020.

Harris County GOP Chair Cindy Siegel hopes to avoid delays and missing ballots seen during the primaries, which led to the firing of former election administrator Isabel Longoria.

"The election judges, you've got a lot of people who are experienced now with the machines. So I'm cautiously optimistic we hopefully won't have those problems."

Meanwhile, new Election Administrator Clifford Tatum urges voters to pack their patience, because Harris County has the longest ballot in Texas.

"There are 93 contests. That's the smallest ballot in the county, 93 contests. That includes federal contests, statewide contests, countywide contests and local contests," he told the election commission last week.

"We calculated if a voter is informed, it will take them from three to five minutes to vote a ballot. If the voter is uninformed, it's going to take that voter seven to ten minutes to process their ballot."

Harris County has 99 early voting sites open from 7 am to 7 pm through Friday, November 4.

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